Tag: quilting

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As years go by, it is so easy to just do the things we always do.  During one of my community classes, one of my students asked me to show her how to do mitred corners on the borders of her quilt.  It made me realise how long ago it was since I did any…

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Scrappy Quilts I have been working on this “scrappy” quilt for about 2.5 years. I started it with a few scraps from another project, my intention was to was to make a couple of the blocks as a challenge. However, as you can see, I got carried away and have had to buy yardage as…

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I was asked to review some new quilting rulers which are now available, these are made by Mark Pickering at sewonsewforth.co.uk. Mark’s mother runs classes and was finding students were struggling with the use of rulers, having an engineering background Mark was able to produce rulers which were more suited to her needs. The rulers…

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Richard Cook posted a fabulous picture of an interesting quilt onto the UK Quilters Facebook Group so we asked him to tell his story.   In his own words: We all like to celebrate anniversaries – birthdays and marriages especially. But some anniversaries can be painful as they are associated to a date with an unpleasant…

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We are always looking for quicker ways to create our quilts.  I can remember when I first started my quilting journey, making one half square triangle was a great accomplishment.  Then came two at a time, four at a time and 8 at a time. I’m in the process of updating one of my online…

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2 weeks before Christmas  back in 202I decided to write a Christmas story for my grandsons, who were staying from the 21st. Aged 6 and 4 I couldn’t find a story I thought they would like, a story that had a few more words and less pictures to the page. So I decide to write…

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Plastic clips have been around for some years now. I find them particularly useful for holding my binding over when sewing it down by hand so when Clover were kind enough to send me a set of their Wonder Clips to try out, I was keen to have a play with them. Clover Wonder Clips…

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Quilting for charitable causes has become quite a thing these days .. the local sewing group I go to, Our Quilty Pleasures, has supported a number of charities over the years and we have recently been fortunate to receive a substantial amount of money to support our future efforts.  Generally, we sew for local causes…

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It’s was purely by coincidence that my new pattern and class, You Touched My Heart, was ready for release in National Pet Month.  Everyone that has a pet will know how much they become a part of your life, and no matter how hard you try, they fill a big space in your heart. This…

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Do you ever get to that moment when you’ve finished piecing a quilt top and get a little bit daunted by the next stage – the quilting? When quilting, I sometimes quilt by domestic machine, using both the walking foot (which I think is very underestimated) and free motion options. I also love quilting by…

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You have been thinking about starting a hobby during lockdown maybe, searched through endless Facebook pages and suddenly you jump into UK Quilters United. WOW . what a different world to discover. What a plethora of new things to learn, words to understand, techniques to discover and more. It’s mind-blowing. But, remember, we all started…